John Deere, a company that connects machines, people, technology and intelligence to each of the solutions offered, received last night the La Nacin-Banco Galicia Award for Agricultural Excellence, in the category "Best Manufacturer of Agricultural Machines", a distinction that crowns the 60 years of manufacture and uninterrupted investments in the country.
John Deere invests globally $ 4 million a day in R & D, resulting in increased productivity, lower costs, operational efficiency and better management for customers. In the current era of Big Data and Internet of Things, the company innovated in software and remote communication integrated with its teams, with data management in cloud operations and telemetry and precision.
"Receiving this recognition is very gratifying for John Deere, a company that produces 60 uninterrupted years of production in Argentina and always accompanying the Argentine field, convinced of its potential," he said. Gastn Trajtenberg, president of John Deere Argentina.
"In recent years, and in this particular, John Deere has significantly reaffirmed its commitment to the domestic industry with new production lines, expansion of the factory, the opening of a Parts Distribution Center, a training center and is a source of pride and a responsibility of gratitude to be valued for it.At John Deere we continue to work together with the Argentine producer, with great expectations in the future of the field in our country, "added Trajtenberg.
John Deere began production in Argentina in 1958, when it inaugurated its engine plant in Baigorria Grenadier. Nevertheless, the solid history that unites the company to the country goes back to 1894, when the first agricultural machines were commercialized. Currently, John Deere has an engine, tractor and harvester plant, a Spare Parts Distribution Center, a Training Center and more than 820 direct employees. In addition, it works with an extensive network of 26 dealerships in more than 90 outlets throughout the country.
In Argentina, the long-term vision of the company is expressed in its maximum potential during 2018, with commercial announcements and commercial launches aimed at providing complete and increasingly efficient solutions for the Argentine producer and contractor.
John Deere Landmarks in 2018
Motores In the 60th anniversary, the company stood out for its investments and new technologies, to the benefit of Argentine farmers. It began the year celebrating a new milestone: the production of the 300,000th engine.
The models manufactured in Baigorria Granadero range from 2.9 liters (3 cyl); 4.5 liters (4 cyl); 6.8 and 9 liters (6 cylinders), covering a power range between 44 hp and 365 hp. They are used in tractors, harvesters, construction equipment and also for generation and electric irrigation. These engines meet the environmental emission requirements demanded by customers in Brazil, which meant a very important challenge that the company was able to overcome.
Products John Deere introduced the new 5E Series tractors with optional original cab specially designed to provide greater safety and comfort to all operations. The new 5082E, 5090E and 5090EH, now with cab, are ideal for livestock and spraying tasks.
These new models offer improvements in the visibility of the front loaders, because they have sunroof and panoramic view. They have joystick and VCS media, facilitating the connection and use of implements. In the 5090EH model – ideal for fumigation tasks – the cockpit with activated carbon filter offers greater protection to the operator in spraying tasks. The models that make up the series are also economical due to the low fuel consumption; and robust for its simplicity and resistance to all types of terrain.
In the year the company celebrates 60 years of uninterrupted manufacturing in Argentina, it announced the nationalization of the 7J Series tractors, reaffirming its commitment to the industry and the Argentine field.
The 7J Series was developed to provide excellent field performance to meet the demands of highly productive and efficient agriculture. This line of tractors, ideal for planting, is equipped with JDLink technology and automatic pilot system, seeking to meet the increasingly demanding needs of the Argentine producer. The new series of tractors is composed of three models, 200, 215 and 230 hp. Through the nationalization of the 7J series, John Deere covers the segment ranging from 45 hp to 230 hp with equipment from the Argentine industry.
Regarding harvesters, the S Series of the domestic industry consumes 17% less fuel per hectare, allows to harvest between 2 and 4 more hectares per day and, due to its efficiency, requires 55% less adjustment time.
In Argentina, John Deere produces:
Motors of 3, 4 and 6 cylinders, from 44 to 365 hp of power.
– Series 5E Models 5045D, 5045E, 5065E, 5075E, 5076EF, 5082E, 5090E.
– Series 6J. Models 6115J, 6135J, 6150J, 6170J, 6190J and 6210J.
– Series 7J. Models 7200J, 7215J and 7230J.
S5 Series S550, S660, S670 and S680 Harvesters.
Platforms: 2 product families, 5 models in total:
– Flexible cutting platforms with belt or canvas (FlexDraper)
– Flexible cutting platforms with sinfn tube (FlexAuger)
Innovation John Deere launched Operations Center, an innovative solution for better data management and decision making. It is an online platform that allows the producer and contractor to view, analyze, archive and share agronomic information of the lot and equipment, providing data in a simple format to access both a computer and cell phones or tablets.
With remote access to the monitor, you can detect the machine that performs best in the field and replicate its configuration to the rest of the equipment. Another important benefit is the ability to facilitate proactive support from reseller specialists, who can warn of potential inconveniences and guide operators to a quick fix.
Innovation and productive efficiency. An Ultimaker 3 printer arrived in John Deere in February and allows you to create very simply pieces whose geometric complexity will require multiple machining processes, optimizing time and resources in tooling manufacturing, devices and prototyping.
With 3D printing, the process by which a 3D file is converted into a physical object, many constraints are eliminated at the design stage, for both prototypes and end pieces. After the training that the Manufacturing Engineering team received and two weeks of testing, the printer is printing almost 100% of the time, mostly prototypes.
Each part manufactured using the 3D printer involves saving time related to management, ordering and delivery with a supplier. Through 3D printing it is possible to have one piece overnight when a supplier will take about 10 days to manufacture and deliver. In addition, the cost of printing supplies is insignificant compared to the manufacturing cost of the same part by traditional methods.
Part of John Deere's DNA is connected to the rapid deployment of new technologies and innovations to create and maintain a competitive advantage. Designing and manufacturing new assembly devices is one of the competencies of the Manufacturing Department. 3D printing is an emerging technology that resolves overwhelmingly many of the complications associated with prototyping new devices.
Investments and new markets. John Deere has signed the definitive agreement to acquire King Agro, a privately owned company that manufactures carbon fiber technology products based in Valencia, Spain, and its production facility in Campana, Argentina. This transaction gives John Deere customers the opportunity to benefit even more from King Agro's unique knowledge, design and expertise in carbon fiber technology.
John Deere has also signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of PLA, a private company that manufactures sprayers, seeders and specialty products for agriculture. PLA is located in Argentina, with production facilities in Las Rosas, Argentina, and in Canoas, Brazil. The acquisition of PLA reinforces John Deere's commitment to its customers as John Deere continues to provide innovative and profitable equipment, technology and services to improve the productivity of its customers.